North Callaway has let some games get away from them because of defense this season, and a slow defensive start put the Ladybirds behind early on Monday in the Class 2 District 3 tournament. The Ladybirds' season ended after a 15-5 five-inning loss to New Bloomfield to put their final record at 16-15, which is the program's first winning season in five years. At the end of the night at South Callaway in Mokane, North Callaway finished with four errors and eight unearned runs, but Nos. 3 and 4 sophomore hitters Kymorie Myers and Ella Slater knocked in two and one RBI, respectively, to finish with 46 and 35 RBI for the top totals on the team this year and present the program with some hope for next year.
The 46 RBI is Myers' final total to cement her as the school-record holder for single-season RBI total. Senior Corynne Miller scored three runs and had a hit in her final game as a Ladybird, tying her with Myers with 37 runs scored this season. Freshman Megan Schmidt, who started in the circle on Monday and had four strikeouts along with nine hits in two innings, led the team with 41 runs scored this season followed by the 39 tallied by Slater.
Look for the story on the Mexico Ledger website on Tuesday.